One of the first things I do every morning is check my Facebook page to make sure the world is still in order, and my email for overnight orders and correspondence. I typically accomplish this task with a groggy two-and-a-half year old on one leg, and a wiggly five year old on the other. As we browse my Facebook news feed, they make me stop for things that would not normally catch my attention – like pictures of tiny, cute kittens (Thanks, Allissa).
It is from said tiny, cute kittens that I learned about Kelli Wise’s August challenge of 31 blog posts in 31 days. Many others have since accepted this epic August challenge. If you want to follow along and read some great blogs from knowledgeable people in massage field, here are a few colleagues that are a few days into the challenge.
Kelli Wise – Massage Therapy World
Allissa Haines – Writing A Blue Streak
Eric Brown – Bodywork Biz Blog
I will not be participating in this challenge. I seriously thought about it, but I am going to slow my pace down this month. Last month I completed a Copyblogger/Sonia Simone challenge. It was to release a minimal viable product in one week. It took me a month. Then, like I mentioned a few days ago, this product led me to the decision that it might be “fun” to take the MBLEx twelve years after I went to massage school. I completed that challenge on Wednesday.
I am looking forward to a little break, and to reading all of the other colleague posts!
My August challenge awaits me at the Iowa State Fair next week: A fried stick of butter on a stick. Challenge accepted.
Again, leave your link below if you are taking part in the challenge. If this challenge is not for you, sit down and come up with a less aggressive schedule for your business blog, Allissa has a suggestions for publications calendar posted today.
It certainly sounds like you’ve had a busy summer, so far, so I can understand why you’d forgo the challenge this time. Frankly, I’m impressed that you finished the Sonia Simone challenge in a month, given that you have 2 little ones at home and a busy practice.
Enjoy that fried butter. It’s not something I’ve ever tried, but that’s probably because I’ve never been to the Iowa State Fair.
It has been busy! But a good busy.
I scaled my practice back even more after my dad sold his practice in January. My husband also started working from home that same day, so I do have lots of help. Homeschooling will begin soon, so there is another reason to enjoy a calm August.
My CB project was online prep/study guide for the MBLEx. I really wanted to have it done in a week. But, it has turned out okay. The first beta tester reported a 97% (on the scale) for the MBLEx. So, the extra few weeks of work seem worth it!
Honestly I do not know if I will go for the fried butter (it debuted last year), but the fried Twinkies, and other foods on a stick, definitely make the fair trip worth while.
I am looking forward to your blogs, Kelli!